In her shoes


  1. Tamstyles says:

    loved it!

  2. Chic Coles (Cole Design) says:

    Ok so I just can not stop smiling. She is just the best. Your post was wonderful . How many days has Joni brightened for us all! I have seen a lot of images of her living room but not of her kitchen. Thank you for showing some photo's from it. I really like her counters and the cabinet color.

  3. Lauren says:

    hahahah, i know i just love her!! (and that outdoor space!!)

    you & she have been some of the sweetest ppl in blogworld to me!!!

    love yas!!

  4. beachbungalow8 says:

    This is just perfectly Joni! She acts so non chalant yet cranks out these 1000+ word posts.

    and I love the night shot of the computer- I know the sound of those chairs scootching in the brick from our evenings at the skirted round table.

  5. Design Esquire says:

    So much fun, I was smiling the whole time reading this! I wish I could be her best friend.

  6. Carolyn says:

    I'm cracking up that she just yells "It's Joni" into the Starbucks drivethru. And I'm dying that she put Whataburger on there! I miss it so! She is so cute and funny and I loved seeing the outside of her house. I know that neighborhood (being from Houston) but I don't think she's ever shown us the outside of her house. Great post Camila!

  7. AllisonM says:

    This has to be one of my favorites yet! She is completely hilarious. All that Starbucks!! Joni's taste is impecable and I'm with the other commenters…I want her to be my friend too!

  8. LindsB says:

    I love Joni she is just the best! She does always have the best posts and puts so much effort and time into them how can you not love her?!?

    On top of that I am jealous of her office and how her day went, looks like such a great job she has.

  9. Linda Merrill says:

    I don't think Joni really ever sleeps. A cat nap, some Starbucks and she's raring to go. I'd love to see the photo of her napping over her laptop, QWERTY embedded on her forehead. The blogger's life, no doubt. I'd love to have her outdoor office no question!

  10. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    She is hilarious! I can't believe this woman with such brilliant taste lives off of fast food and chain coffee – especially when H-town is soooo full of fabulous alternatives – oh well, it works for her!

    So glad she shared her day with us!

  11. Cote de Texas says:

    Thank you SO much for including me and my Skirted Roundtable cohorts!! This was so much fun. Sorry it was such a boring day, the next day was so much more exciting (yeah, sure.) Here is the correct link to the Holiday Decorating with Two Grinches and a Jew:

  12. Sarah - La Jeune Marie says:

    Great post… but no shoes (my fav part)!

  13. Cote de Texas says:

    And thank you all for your comments! You are all so sweet!!!
    Yes- I live off fast food unless Elisabeth brings home something wonderful – I am ashamed to admit it. And please, do NOT be jealous of my back yard – it is 20 x 50 – that's it!!! teeny tiny. a courtyard really. Elisabeth never even got to have a swingset or a trampoline or a jungle jim, poor thing!!!

  14. MaryBeth says:

    I have said it before and I will say it again, she is so lucky she lives 1000's of miles away from me, otherwise I would be stalking her morning, noon and night. If a house comes up for sale right next door to her I am forcing my husband to move. I want to be her best friend, assistant, neighbor, sister, STALKER!! I just love that I finally got a daily run down of all the places I can kidnap her. xoxo, MB

  15. paula says:

    I loved this post! Joni is wonderful and I love that she works outside. That is so me, oh and nap time, love it.

  16. Beth says:

    If you really want to see a shot of Joni's shoes, check out her post on the Round Top Antique fair today. There's a picture of her with Brooke Gianetti and it looks like Joni has on turquoise cowboy boots under those white linen slacks. Would you expect anything else in Texas?

  17. My Notting Hill says:

    Thanks for bringing Joni into your a day in her shoes – loved it! So great that all she has to say is It's Joni into the Starbucks squakbox!

  18. Pigtown-Design says:

    Hysterical! Joni cracks me up!

  19. katiedid says:

    Hahaha! Joni is a HOOT! LOVE that girl! AND her turquoise boots and linen.;)

    Hahah…my word verification for the comment is "nonmonk"…. that would be me alright!

  20. Laura Casey Interiors says:

    She cracks me up. Great post.

  21. Christen says:

    I love this – she is so fun/funny and quirky! And I love her diet 🙂 lol

  22. Elizabeth says:

    i'm loving this series! would you do a day with Erika from urban grace?

  23. Greet says:

    Oh my! I was laughing! Joni is a wonderful lady and I think all of us love her a lot! To me it is as I know her for a long time. Wonderful post! Thank you!


  24. Topsy Turvy says:

    Yes, Joni makes it seem so easy – like all she does is nap and drink coffee … but I think we all know how much work go into her great posts. Great story!

  25. Rebecca@Harmony and Home says:

    What a great idea to do "a day in the life…". I often wondered how Joni cranks out those amazing posts that she does. I think all the Starbucks caffeine has a little something to do with it? lol…. She's an amazing blogger and I agree with many of you… her humor (even if it is self-deprecating) is wonderful and refreshing in a blogging world where most of us are afraid to REALLY voice our opinions about things because we are afraid we might offend someone. Joni usually lays it all out there (well… I'm sure she reserves some of her thoughts!). Fun post!

  26. On the Border, By the Sea says:

    What a fun post! Thanks so very much! Yes – loved the photo shot of those turquoise darlings Joni was wearing. Just goes to confirm how unique and individual she really is!

  27. pam@pixelimpress says:

    joni, my neighbor is an exec at starbucks. i'll let her know that you play a major role in her kids going to college.

    camila, so happy you stopped by pixelimpress the other day! pam

  28. Hawleywood says:

    What a great feature! Thank you for your comment–it has led me to your blog and I love it!!

  29. Susie Q says:

    I love Joni and I would go to Whataburger with her any day of the year! : )

  30. Revival says:

    I hope you will now start commenting on her posts, it totally makes my day (week, month…) when you write me little words of encouragement.

    I am drooling over Joni's kitchen counters (under the delish take-out!)….thanks again for a fun post!

  31. annechovie says:

    Thanks for the great post! Fun to see pics of Joni's day.

  32. pve design says:

    …now we now her secret, I shall now call Joni –
    Cote de Starbucks…! That must be how she get's it all done!!

  33. Yansy says:

    I love Joni! She's so talented and such sweetheart.

  34. Honeygo Beasley says:

    I love this feature on your blog. Lots of Starbucks runs – what's wrong with homemade? Love my Cuisinart…

  35. Love Where You Live says:

    Joni wears the cutest cowboy-style boots, by the way. cheers! -susan

  36. nestegg says:

    Haha! I love this post. Great personality… and I love her 'office' too!! I'm now officially craving a Starbucks latte.xoRH

  37. Jacci says:

    She's such a crack up. "Don't tell my Rabbi." Priceless.

  38. Southern Aspirations says:

    This was great. I do love her. And teeny tiny backyard- who cares. It looks gorgeous! And who would have guessed the fast food? Not I!!!

  39. Jane Schott says:

    Thanks for the day in Houston Joni…I miss it and you have filled my craving for the day.

  40. Shabby Mama says:

    love it.she is awesome! hail the great cote de texas!

  41. Amy says:

    ok so what is it about midnight!! I so agree!!

  42. says:

    I am a newbie to your blog, and what a fun read it is! I love Cote de Texas and The Skirted Roundtable, which is how I linked to you. Joni cracks me up! Still awake at 6 am for Morning Joe!!! Let me just quickly mention how adorable Harold Ford Jr is….;)Well, clearly I need to go get a Starbucks card. Thanks for following her for the day!

  43. Diane Dorrans Saeks says:


    Such a witty and insightful post.

    Hmm…3 Starbucks (she did not say what she custom-ordered) and a burger and Caesar salad. Now we know she does not cook. No wonderful she has so much time to write her great blog, for the pleasure of everyone.
    High-Heeled: I love the energy and wit of your blog and I'm adding it to my blog roll of favorites.

  44. Linda/"Mom" says:

    * Am sure everyone ELSE is smiling at the very ludicrous THOUGHT of "our Ms. Joni" EVER having such an easy, relaxing, "do-nothing" kind of day day as she made THIS SOUND!!!

    Nope!!! ~~~ Magnificent & thorough research, terriffic writing along w/ a fabulous sense of humor AND sheer dedication to meeting her OWN, demanding & self-imposed timetables does NOT get done by computer alone~~~~ SOMEBODY'S gotta push the buttons!!! And, PUSH THEM WELL YOU DO, dearest Joni!!!

    Suuuuch a delightful, fun, funny & lighthearted read this evening~~~ SOOOO MANY THANKS!!! WE LUV YOU TO PIECES, kiddo!

    Linda in AZ *

  45. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Joni, my hat is off to you…this is the first "real" Day in the Life Of, that I think I've read. Usually they sound a bit "dream" like or shall I say it, "fake." This sounded like a real day…and I love ya for it! 🙂
    Ok, now I'm gonna go read Megans and see if she kept it real. LOL
    P.S. Love your office!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Copy chic but pretty well done. Can Joni cook? I mean really all that take out food. Pretty kitchens but obviously not cooks' kitchens. Just another princess who reveres labels & knows how to make reservations.

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  48. *Chic Provence* says:

    LOVE this day in the life of the amazing very real can you get..starbucks, MacDo's … I just feel like I am tagging along with my best friend, brilliant!



  49. Suzanne Vachon says:

    Great taste, love your information, I always learn something even in your personal peregrinations.

    Thanks love it.


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